Your roof is a large investment. However, picking the best roofing contractor is just as big an investment time-wise. Many people even choose a new roof in the hopes that it will last as long as they live in that home. Because your roof is such a big deal, you need to put an ample amount of time and consideration into choosing the best fit for you, and hiring someone to install it. After all, the wrong install can make a good roof go bad.
Here are some pointers for how to pick the best residential roofing contractor:
Ask for referrals.
The best way to find a great roofer is the through the referral of a satisfied customer. Ask friends, family , and neighbors who recently had their roofs done. Also, check with local builders to see if they can make any recommendations.
Build a list of prospective contractors.
Once you have some referral contractors to call on, you can round out your list of candidates by checking with your local Chamber of Commerce for a list of contractors who are active in your area. Also, check online for roofing contractors local to you, and while you are there, read any customer reviews that you can find in order to narrow your list down to the contractors you are most interested in.
Interview prospective contractors.
Begin the conversation by letting them know you are shopping around to find the best person for the job. Your contractor of choice should be easy to talk to, open to listening to your inquiries, knowledgeable enough to provide you with the answers you need, and helpful enough to offer workable solutions for your project.
Once you have narrowed your list down to the contractors you are most interested in, you need to verify that they are licensed, insured, and bonded. On top of that, you should verify membership with builders associations, as well as any references.
Get a few different quotes from your favorite candidates. If you are confident that each will do the job to your satisfaction, then your decision may come down to price. Just be sure to save this step for last, as you don’t want to make the mistake of getting price quotes too early on and choosing a contractor who gives you the lowest bid, and who might be less qualified.
There is a lot to think about when it comes to choosing the best roof for your home. Experienced professionals can help you make that important decision, and can also bring your vision to life. To put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust, contact Lyons Roofing. We can be reached by phone, in Indiana at 812-294-3595 and in Kentucky at 502-689-0338. You can also request a free roofing estimate online